The Dubbo region offers diversity and opportunity, combining the attributes of a larger centre with the familiarity and generosity of spirit typical of rural communities in western NSW. The Dubbo Regional Council area consists of the city of Dubbo, the township of Wellington and the villages of Geurie, Wongarbon, Ballimore, Eumungerie, Mumbil, Euchareena, Stuart Town, Mogriguy, Elong Elong, Brocklehurst, Gollan and Goolma.
Geographically located in the heart of NSW, the region spans 7,500 square kilometres and boasts a growing population of more than 50,000 people.
Dubbo is ideally located at the intersection of the Mitchell, Newell and Golden highways, offering excellent routes for road transport. Regular flights operate from Dubbo City Regional Airport to Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Newcastle and Canberra as well as other regional centres such as Broken Hill. A major passenger rail and bus network also offers daily links to Orange, Bathurst and Sydney.
The Dubbo Region has excellent wireless broadband services, assisting individuals and businesses with high speed internet access and information technologies.
Home of the 7-minute commute, the Dubbo region offers access to amenities within easy reach of your dream home.
There is an impressive range of housing options, employment, access to health care, education services, retail and recreation facilities including a world class zoo and inland waterways offering sporting and fishing activities.
From apartment style city living to sprawling acreage, the Dubbo Region has it all and suits a range of tastes and budgets.
The average house price in Dubbo is $361,500 while to buy a home in Wellington, it costs as little as $149,000. Renters can find accommodation for $240 per week in Wellington and $330 per week in Dubbo. The Dubbo region is also in the top 10 for property sales in Australia, offering great investment potential.
The economic strength of the Dubbo region lies heavily in the diversity of industries, including a thriving retail sector and more than 4,500 registered businesses. It is also well-positioned as a transport, agriculture and mining services centre. Exploration projects are flourishing across the surrounding region and major works for significant rail infrastructure and maintenance facilities are underway. Health and manufacturing are major industries and the construction sector is currently booming in this area.
There is a variety of private and public education facilities and providers across the region, ranging from early childhood centres through to university campuses as well as government and private institutions, giving people of all ages an opportunity for educational advancement.
The scope of different educational opportunities and the convenience of location enables enrolment at good schools and universities at an affordable rate. There are also excellent study options for retraining and learning new skills and information.
The Dubbo region is home to extensive medical, health, welfare, educational, recreational, cultural and shopping facilities, while state and federal government departments have also established regional offices.
There is also a good library network, public swimming pools and a range of worship options.
There is scope for personal development and enjoyment with a range of clubs, groups and sporting memberships available.
From festivals and fun runs to rodeos and race meetings, there is literally something for everyone in the Dubbo region.
Stuart Town hosts the annual Man from Ironbark Festival, Wellington has its Boot Carnival and Dubbo is home to the DREAM festival. There’s also the WestWordsFest writers’ festival, Mumbil Black Wattle Fair, Dubbo Stampede, Wellington Springfest, Mt Arthur Challenge, Geurie Rodeo and agricultural shows in Dubbo, Yeoval and Wellington.
When it comes to attractions, the Dubbo region has it all in spades and welcomes new residents and visitors with open arms. It is home to the award-winning Taronga Western Plains Zoo, Lake Burrendong, Wellington Caves, Dundullimal Homestead and Old Dubbo Gaol to name a few.